The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) invites researchers from East Africa and Anglophone West Africa interested in developing their skills in impact evaluation and implementation science to apply for a four-month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California Berkeley, to be completed during Fall 2022 (August – December) or Spring 2023 (January – May) academic semester.
To be eligible, researchers must be a national of an East or Anglophone West African country (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon) who hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization headquartered in one of these countries. If currently enrolled in a PhD program outside the African continent, scholars may complete their PhD before their return. Applicants must already have a PhD or be working towards a PhD, except in the case that they are directly referred by a EASST or DIWA fellow.
To respond to the 2022-2023 CEGA Visiting Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA), please submit the following information and documents through this Submittable portal by Monday, March 7, at 5 pm GMT:
Q: Do I need to hold a PhD to apply to the CEGA Visiting fellowship?
A: No. Applicants to the CEGA Visiting Fellowship must have completed a PhD within the last 8 years, or be enrolled in a PhD program in economics, statistics, epidemiology/public health, or another social science discipline. In exceptional cases, the applicants will hold a Masters’ degree in a relevant field and have plans to pursue a PhD in the future. These cases will require a direct referral by a former EASST or DIWA fellow.
Q: I’m from a Francophone country in West Africa, am I eligible to apply?
A: No, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply. While we are trying to expand our program to more countries, we currently only accept applications from nationals of East or Anglophone West African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon).
Q: I’m from an eligible East or West African country, but am currently based in Europe/East Asia/ U.S. etc. Am I eligible to apply?
A: Yes, as long as you hold a staff or student position in an eligible East or West African country and have plans to return to the country to do research.
Q: My university/organization won’t allow me to leave for 4 months and continue being paid, will CEGA provide me with a salary?
A: No. The CEGA Visiting Fellow program will cover the costs of room and board in Berkeley, health insurance, visa fees, and roundtrip economy airfare for selected fellows. In addition, fellows will be provided a monthly stipend to cover any other expenses that may occur during the stay at UC Berkeley (local transportation, personal hygiene items, etc.).
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